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FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Fan Guide

The Confederations Cup is a dress rehearsal for the World Cup, held every four years in the forthcoming World Cup’s host country.

16 matches will be played over a period of 16 days, including six rest days. The tournament starts with the Opening Match between Russia and New Zealand on Saturday, June 17 and concludes with the Final on Sunday, July 2. All matches available for live streaming on FOX Sports GO.

Teams

Russia (as hosts) and Germany (as defending World Cup winners) qualified automatically and are joined by the six champions of the FIFA confederations: UEFA (Europe), CONCACAF (North/Central America), CONMEBOL (South America), CAF (Africa), AFC (Asia) and OFC (Oceania).

How They Qualified

  • Country flag of Russia Russia

    2018 World Cup hosts

    UEFA
  • Country flag of Germany Germany

    2014 World Cup winners

    UEFA
  • Country flag of Portugal Portugal

    Euro 2016 winners

    UEFA
  • Country flag of Mexico Mexico

    2015 CONCACAF Cup winners

    CONCACAF
  • Country flag of Chile Chile

    2015 Copa America winners

    CONMEBOL
  • Country flag of Cameroon Cameroon

    2017 Africa Cup of Nations winners

    CAF
  • Country flag of Australia Australia

    2015 AFC Asian Cup winners

    AFC
  • Country flag of New Zealand New Zealand

    2016 OFC Nations Cup winners

    OFC
  • Stadium icon Saint Petersburg Stadium (Saint Petersburg)
  • Stadium icon Spartak Stadium (Moscow)
  • Stadium icon Kazan Arena (Kazan)
  • Stadium icon Fisht Stadium (Sochi)

Tournament Format

Group Stage June 17-25
Semi-Finals June 28-29
Final & 3rd Place 7/2
Group A
  • Country flag of Russia Russia
  • Country flag of New Zealand New Zealand
  • Country flag of Portugal Portugal
  • Country flag of Mexico Mexico
Group B
  • Country flag of Cameroon Cameroon
  • Country flag of Chile Chile
  • Country flag of Australia Australia
  • Country flag of Germany Germany
1 Group A
vs
2 Group B

Wed, June 28–2:00p ET

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1 Group B
vs
2 Group A

Thu, June 29–2:00p ET

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Logo of Confederations Cup trophy

Sun, July 2–2:00p ET

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3rd Place

Sun, July 2–2:00p ET

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Viewing Guide

Schedule

Date Game Time TV
6/17 Russia vs New Zealand 11a ET FOX logo
6/18 Portugal vs Mexico 11a ET FS1 logo
Cameroon vs Chile 2p ET FS1 logo
6/19 Australia vs Germany 11a ET FS1 logo
6/21 Russia vs Portugal 11a ET FS1 logo
Mexico vs New Zealand 2p ET FS1 logo
6/22 Cameroon vs Australia 11a ET FS1 logo
Germany vs Chile 2p ET FS1 logo
6/24 Mexico vs Russia 11a ET FS1 logo
New Zealand vs Portugal 11a ET FS1 logo
6/25 Germany vs Cameroon 11a ET FS1 logo
Chile vs Australia 11a ET FS1 logo
6/28 Semi-Final #1 2p ET FS1 logo
6/29 Semi-Final #2 2p ET FS1 logo
7/2 Third Place 8a ET FS1 logo
FINAL 2p ET FOX logo

Watch all matches live on FOX Sports GO

Key Matches

FOX & FSGO 6/18 – 11:00A ET

Portugal vs Mexico

It’s Ronaldo vs. Chicharito as the European champions take on the kings of CONCACAF in each team’s opening match.

FOX & FSGO 6/22 – 2:00P ET

Germany vs Chile

The current world champions face off against the two-time defending Copa America winners in what figures to be the game of the group stage.

FOX & FSGO 6/25 – 11:00A ET

Russia vs Mexico

The hosts face their biggest test of the group stage in what could be a must-win for either team.

Players to Watch

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

12 months after winning his first international title with Portugal, can Cristiano Ronaldo add the Confederations Cup to his trophy case?

Full player profile »

Javier “Chicharito” Hermandez (Mexico)

The “Little Pea” just became Mexico’s all-time leading scorer in March, and El Tri will be relying on his nose for goal again in Russia – this summer and the next.

Full player profile »

History

Past Winners

Year Winner Following WC Host
1992 Argentina Round of 16 Saudi Arabia
1995 Denmark Quarterfinals Saudi Arabia
1997 Brazil Runner-up Saudi Arabia
1999 Mexico Round of 16 Mexico
2001 France Group Stage Korea/Japan
2003 France Runner-up France
2005 Brazil Quarterfinals Germany
2009 Brazil Quarterfinals South Africa
2013 Brazil Semifinals Brazil
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No Confederations Cup winner has won the following World Cup

Tournament Notes

1992
The 1992 and 1995 tournaments were known as the King Fahd Cup, hosted and organized by Saudi Arabia, and didn’t include all confederation champions.
1997
In 1997, FIFA took charge of the tournament and re-named it the Confederations Cup. Participation was first made optional for the South American and European champions.
2001
Since 2001, the Confed Cup has been hosted by the forthcoming World Cup hosts.
2005
Since 2005, it has been held every 4 years in the year prior to the World Cup.